cafe latte wrote:Hmm something to think about.. I was never fussed about the 75s arm though. Maybe I just wait and see what comes up at the right price.
the '75 stock arm is not as good as a stock Rega 250 (with the same cartridge) but it can be modified. I changed the headshell (for an ADC one), arm wand for a carbon fibre version, also the stub was replaced and is stuck on, complete with two aluminium counterweights made from cnc parts.
It sounds good enough to me, and is used for mono and shellac records, with an Ortofom OM series cartridge and appropriate stylus. Total cost about £20, not including new v-block bearings. I also re-wired it, in a balanced configuration. It could do with a bit of damping using a trough of oil, which is in the pipeline (pun intended!)
There is huge scope for modifying the deck, even by using the bits on a completely new build, which rival some £1000+ turntables.